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Coal Production and Processing Technology

1st Edition

Edited by M.R. Riazi, Rajender Gupta

CRC Press

535 pages | 98 Color Illus. | 280 B/W Illus.

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Coal Production and Processing Technology provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of the latest coal technologies used in everything from mining to greenhouse gas mitigation. Featuring contributions from experts in industry and academia, this book:

  • Discusses coal geology, characterization, beneficiation, combustion, coking, gasification, and liquefaction
  • Explores coalbed methane drilling, excavatability, surface production, strata control, and longwall production
  • Tackles financial, safety, and environmental issues, including coal company valuations, mine emergency preparedness, and carbon management

Capturing state-of-the-art knowledge from different facets of the coal chain, Coal Production and Processing Technology offers a holistic view of today’s coal industry as well as a look at future trends.


"… an up-to-date, valuable source of information on the core aspects in the field of coal. … provides a vision of the innovations and technologies that are shaping the future of coal. … of great interest and highly rewarding for researchers working in coal science, engineering, and technology, and for professionals in the coal industry. It will also serve as a stimulus to those starting in the field of coal."

—María A. Diez, Instituto Nacional del Carbón-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (INCAR-CSIC), Oviedo, Spain

"The chapter on coal liquefaction by Arno De Klerk is a superb job. I can certainly envision referring to, and citing it, in my own work. … Undoubtedly the coverage of the book, in terms of the chapter topics, is very comprehensive."

—Harold Schobert, Schobert International, LLC, Jordan, Minnesota, USA

"… very interesting writing style, the content is compact, and it gives a very competent scientific intention and outlook for coal science and coal technology in the future."

—Norbert J. Volkmann, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Table of Contents


Nature and Chemistry of Coal and Its Products

Binoy K. Saikia, Ananya Saikia, and Bimala P. Baruah

Statistical Data on Worldwide Coal Reserves, Production, Consumption, and Future Demand

Mohan S. Rana and Faisal S. AlHumaidan

Geochemistry of Coal: Occurrences and Environmental Impacts of Trace Elements

Ya. E. Yudovich and M. P. Ketris

Coal Reservoir Characterization

Zhongwei Chen, Tianhang Bai, and Zhejun Pan


Drilling and Blasting in Coal Mining

Celal Karpuz and Hakan Basarir

Excavatability of Surface Coal Measure Rocks

Celal Karpuz and Hakan Basarir

Surface Coal Production Methods and Equipment

Nuray Demirel and Celal Karpuz

Strata Control for Underground Coal Mines

Celal Karpuz and Hakan Basarir

Longwall Production with Subsidence

C. Okay Aksoy and Halil Köse

Coalbed Methane

Gouthami Senthamaraikkannan and Vinay Prasad

Health and Safety Issues in Coal Mining

Nuray Demirel and Celal Karpuz


Coal Beneficiation

T. Gouri Charan

Coal Combustion for Power Production

Hisao Makino and Kenji Tanno

Coal Gasification

Mamoru Kaiho and Yoichi Kodera

Coal Liquefaction and Processing

Arno de Klerk

Coal to Metallurgical Coke

Vinod K. Saxena and Hari P. Tiwari

Coal-Based Products and Their Uses

Xian-Yong Wei, Zhi-Min Zong, Xing Fan, and Zhan-Ku Li

Disposal and Utilization of Coal Combustion, Gasification, and Coking Residues

L. Reijnders

Environmental Issues in Coal Utilization and Mitigation Measures

Deepak Pudasainee and Rajender Gupta


Carbon Management in the Coal Industry

Ali Elkamel, Zarook Shareefdeen, and Raymond Yeung

Carbon Sequestration in Coal-Fired Combustion/Gasification Processes

Rajender Gupta, Deepak Pudasainee, and Bill Gunter

Coal Company Valuation, Production, and Reserves

Mark J. Kaiser

Future Trends in Coal Technology

Arno de Klerk

About the Editors

M. R. Riazi ( is a professor and the chairman of chemical engineering at Kuwait University. He earned his M.Sc and Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University, where he also served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He has been a visiting scholar/faculty member at various universities in the US, Canada, Norway, and Middle East. Widely published, highly decorated, and a popular invited speaker/consultant, Dr. Riazi is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of IJOGCT (London, UK) and an editor of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He is an AIChE fellow and received a Pi Epsilon Tau National Petroleum Engineering Honor Society diploma of honor.

Rajender Gupta is a professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in coal research from beneficiation to carbon capture for more than 35 years. He graduated in 1972 from IIT Kharagpur and earned his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle. Dr. Gupta led several research projects at the Cooperative Research Centres for Coal at the University of Newcastle. He currently leads coal research at the Canadian Centre of Clean Coal Carbon and Mineral Processing at the University of Alberta. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels